Work for Us
Working at Massey Child Care Centre Inc.
Be part of a dynamic and creative learning community providing high quality early childhood education. The community of practice paradigm that the centre operates under fosters distributed leadership through collaborative interactions and strong relationships. We are keen to recruit staff that can reflect our commitment to continuous quality improvement. We are committed to promoting personal and group development within a culture of enquiry and critical reflection.
Infant & Toddler Certified Teacher
A fulltime permanent position has become available for a qualified teacher in one of our Infant and Toddler Sections at Massey Child Care Centre, Palmerston North.
We are a child focused community based not-for-profit Centre, within expansive spaces and natural grounds that focuses on relationships.
We are looking for a team playing teacher who can see the magic of teaching infants and toddlers, can pivot (pirouette at times), has a sense of humour and is willing to buy into our well researched primary caregiving approach. There is also the opportunity to build your personal capacity in leadership as you will be part of contributing within a newly forming team.
So basically, an endurance athlete with stamina and grit (rather than a sprinter). However, we do provide generous non-contact, mentoring, a heavy investment in Professional Development, and the support of a Team Leader, Centre Manager and Admin team (which frees teachers up to do just that, teach).
If this sounds like somewhere that you would like to grow and contribute to, we would love to hear from you.
Please contact Alison Angel our General Manager, sending your CV and a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
We would like applications by 12pm on April 9th 2021
Kiwi Section (Young Children, 2½-6 Years)
Auxiliary Support Person (ASP)
This is a fulltime, permanent position, Monday - Friday (35 hours)
We are seeking a support person to assist with the smooth running of our Community of Researcher’s programme. If you have an interest in working with the unique characteristics of this age group and enjoy working within a close team dynamic, we look forward to hearing from you.
This role requires you to support the teaching team in the implementation of daily routines to ensure the needs of the children are met. The kitchen will become your main working hub, where the responsibility of supporting children with rolling mealtimes, general cleaning and tiding of the environment, restocking of resources, laundering, and the opportunity for some baking if it takes your fancy, are included.
We are seeking someone who reflects the values of our Centre:
• Able to develop positive relationships – Engaging in quality relationships is at the very heart of who we are.
• Open to learning and sharing knowledge.
• Aspiring to excel in all that you do to add to our character and culture of the Section and Centre.
If you are conscientious, willing to learn, an active listener, and know how to have fun, then please apply for the position.
Applications close Monday 5th April
We are in need of some super star relievers (unqualified and qualified) to compliment our teaching teams here at Massey Child Care Centre.
This is a casual on-call employment arrangement allowing flexibility for both you and us.
As a reliever, you would be an integral part of the success of our day-to-day operations. You would need to be highly motivated, have outstanding communication skills, enjoy working alongside children and excited to learn new skills and grow understandings while working amongst supportive and innovative teaching teams.
We have four sections, working with children aged birth to 6 years old, so plenty of opportunity to work across our different centres and age groups. We have 35 permanent staff and cater for over 200 families so no two days will ever be the same.
Experience is preferred, but not essential. Passion however is a must.
All relievers are required to give permission for a NZ Police check and this process can take up to 4 weeks to complete. Only once this is done can you be become available for relieving work.
Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.
If this sounds like something you may be interested in or know someone who would be perfect for the job, please contact the Centre on 06-280 2763 or email@example.com
Expressions of Interest
If you are interested in working for us, but didn’t see a job that meets what you are looking for, or you’d just like to keep your name on file for a future opportunity, then we invite you to submit an expression of interest now. Your interest may be in a permanent position, fixed term, infants and toddlers, young children or as a reliever. Whatever you are looking for we are keen to hear from you.
Expressions of interest can be made by completing a form and uploading your CV. We will hold your information on file and as soon as a position matching your area of interest becomes vacant, we will send you details of the vacancy.
Alternatively, you’re welcome to contact the Centre Manager by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone: 06 2802763
Our community of practice requires teachers and educators to engage in an evolving spiral of professional and personal development where pedagogy is refined and new ideas, theories and innovations are explored. Through informed interactions, research and professional dialogue, teachers determine the best possible solutions to enhance their practice and children’s learning, and support the development of section goals and objectives.
We actively encourage staff to seek further knowledge through professional enquiry, research, professional development workshops, conferences, seminars, mentoring, and self reflection. We provide a generous training and development budget to assist individuals and parallel teams to support their learning and development.
Once a year a teacher-only day is organised where new ideas are explored, and teachers collectively and individually reflect on and refine practice.
Equal Employment Opportunities
We employ the most suitable candidate for the job. All employees and applicants are treated according to their skills, qualifications and abilities without regard to irrelevant factors.
Our commitment to equal employment opportunities is demonstrated through the implementation and monitoring of employment policies, practices and conditions of service.
You will enjoy the aesthetically pleasing, functional environment that represents the philosophy and values of the community and reflects the unique identity of New Zealand.
- Intimate indoor environments that encourage and support places where teachers and children can work and reflect quietly and calmly.
- Dedicated non-child contact rooms for teachers.
- High quality ICT resources.
- Health, Safety and Well-being Committee.
- Environment Committee.
- Social Committee.
- Bicultural Committee.
- Pasifika Committee.
- Education for Environmental Sustainability Committee.